This past weekend I finally had a little bit of time to sit down and start planning out next school year.   One of the things I did was make a wish list of all the books I’d like to purchase for History.  (We’ll be using Connecting With History Volume 3, continuing from Volume 1 and Volume 2.)   It had been awhile since I’d visited Book Closeouts, but I thought I would do a little searching to see if I could find discounts on some of the Living History Books I was hoping to purchase.  I was able to find five titles from our Volume 3 Booklist, a few to save for the next time we study Volumes 1 & 2, as well as some other fun books!    Here’s a peek at my order:  

For this coming year’s Connecting with History Volume 3:

To add to our Connecting with History Volume 2 Collection:

(I bought both editions for my boys.) 

To add to our Connecting with History Volume 1 Collection:

A Few Others I purchased:

And, of course, FLOWER FAIRIES!!!  I’m planning on saving these for Twinkle Toes’ birthday next month (shhhhh) :

I could have kept shopping but I had to stop. 

My subtotal was $65.42 plus shipping and handling of $8.25, but after entering a coupon code (I think it was good for purchases of $65+) I found online (code: brickcity-10 / password: which took an extra $20.00 off, bringing my total to only $53.57 for 18 books – an average of only $2.97 each!

There are limited quantities available of each book, but I hope some of you are able to take advantage of these great prices!


  1. Kelly

    O M Wow!!! As a total and complete book-o-holic I'm definitely going to go check these out!! What fantastic savings.

    Thanks so much, Jessica!

  2. Anonymous

    I can not tell you how much I have to thank you for the great book site! I just ordered a ton of AMAZING books. You are such a blessing to my family with your wonderful ideas! Thank you so much. Love in Christ, Jen

  3. D

    Those are great prices on the books!

    I've been restricting myself to only buying at the local thrift shop {.45 for kids books} or getting them through bookmooch.

    I've managed to get all but about 3 books we need for the fall through Bookmooch.

  4. Julie

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  5. Julie

    Thank you for the info! I just bought a bunch of really nice books. I love building our personal library with such finds.

  6. Tiffany

    Thank you for being so kind and helpful! BYW, I was able to get a bargain on Song of the Swallows and Mission Bell, due to your post on those! Thank you so much, again:-)

  7. fadfd

    Love bargain shopping. Our budget is tight right now so any help from the library, thrift stores, or sites like these are such a big help.

    Thank you for sharing!

  8. Karina

    Thanks so much Jessica! The coupon says you'll save $10, but at checkout it takes off $20!! Woohoo!

  9. Jessica Gordon

    Karina ~ I noticed the same thing! It's always worth searching for a coupon code before purchasing online. 🙂

    I'm glad some of you were able to order books as well! Mine arrived the other day and it was SUCH a great deal!


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